Disney+ unveils upcoming originals starring Kang Daniel and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo

Seven new Korean shows will be available upon the platform’s November launch in the country

Disney+ has announced its upcoming Asia-Pacific content ahead of its November launch in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

On October 13, the streaming platform revealed plans for its forthcoming expansion into Asia-Pacific content, along with its goal to create over 50 original titles by 2023. The announcement comes just one month before Disney+’s launch in South Korea, which is slated for November 12.

Disney+ has introduced a total of seven new Korean titles, including the hotly anticipated historical-romance Snowdrop, starring top actor Jung Hae-in (D.P, Something In The Rain) and BLACKPINK member Jisoo. K-pop idol Kang Daniel is also set to make his acting debut in Rookies, a romantic comedy series set in a police academy.

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Other upcoming K-drama originals include Moving, an action hero-thriller led by Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, That’s Love) and Han Hyo-joo (W), and Sixth Sense Kiss starring Yoon Kye-sang (The Outlaws) and Seo Ji-hye (Crash Landing On You). Both series are based on popular webtoons. Disney+ will also be premiering Grid, an upcoming drama starring Seo Kang-jun (Are You Human).

“How Korean content has evolved into a global phenomenon is a great example of what’s possible in the Asia-Pacific region,” shared Disney Asia head Luke Kang at the Busan International Film Festival, per Hollywood Reporter. “One of the key drivers of the growing appeal of Asia-Pacific content is the higher production value of films and series being created today.”

Earlier this month, TenAsia had reported that Disney+ was working on a Running Man spin-off, which has now been confirmed. Titled Outrun By Running Man, it will star three members of the show’s original cast — Kim Jong-kook, Haha and Ji Seok-jin.

Additionally, BLACKPINK’s previously announced documentary BLACKPINK: The Movie will also be released exclusively on the platform.

Disney+’s forthcoming APAC expansion also includes the addition of four new Japanese animation titles — Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, Summer Time Rendering, Yojohan Time Machine Blues and Twisted Wonderland.

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Other announced titles include Indonesian dramas Susah Sinyal and Bumilangit, Japanese medical drama Tokyo MER, Taiwanese comedic series Small & Mighty, Chinese-language period drama Delicacies Destiny, and an Australian documentary, Shipwreck Hunters.

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